Women's Health USA was founded in 1997 to be the leading business outsourcer for women's health physicians, enabling physicians to focus on providing the best in clinical care. Since our founding, we have grown in capabilities and scope. Today, we are the largest physician practice management company dedicated to the women's health profession in the country, and we manage three of the nation's leading in vitro fertilization centers. In addition, we provide billing and collection services to an increasing number of physicians in other areas of medicine, including cardiology, family practice, anesthesiology and more.
Our initial outside investor was The Sprout Group, an affiliate of Credit Suisse First Boston. Our other investor from the outset has been our founder and CEO, Robert E. Patricelli.
In 2011, the company and Patricelli acquired Sprout's interests, so that management now owns 100% of the company's equity. This gives us unparalled flexibility and incentives to achieve our goals.